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In a statement published online March 19 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America

IDSA Issues Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing

Four-tier approach prioritizes ICU patients, those with symptoms and contact with a patient or travel history
Diabetes screening practices vary widely and are only partially explained by patient

Wide Variation Seen in Screening Practices forType 2 Diabetes

Variation exists regardless of guideline-based screening strategy used
The rates of hepatitis C virus testing and treatment initiation are low at federally qualified health centers in the United States

Hep C Testing, Treatment Rates Low at Federally Qualified Health Centers

Only 15 percent of individuals with identified opioid use disorder were tested for hepatitis C virus
Millions of much-needed testing kits for COVID-19 are on the way to clinics and labs nationwide

Millions of Coronavirus Test Kits Available Soon, Vice President Says

Last week, Pence said that all restrictions on coronavirus testing would be lifted
Low-dose computed tomography chest examinations appear to have no biological effect on chromosomal DNA

Low-Dose Chest CT Does Not Seem to Alter Chromosomal DNA

Increase in number of double-strand breaks, chromosomal aberrations seen with standard-dose CT
Less than one-quarter of infants exposed to hepatitis C virus receive testing

Less Than 1 in 4 Perinatally Exposed Infants Tested for Hep C

Rate of testing significantly lower among African-American infants
Chest computed tomography has higher sensitivity for detecting 2019 novel coronavirus disease than reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction tests

Chest CT More Sensitive Than RT-PCR for Diagnosing COVID-19

For those with negative RT-PCR results but positive chest CT scan, 48 percent thought to be highly likely cases
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for hepatitis C virus infection in all adults. This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement published online March 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

USPSTF Recommends Screening All Adults for Hepatitis C Virus

B recommendation applies to all asymptomatic adults ages 18 to 79 years regardless of risk
From 2002 to 2016

Pediatrician Use of Developmental Screening Tools Increasing

2002 to 2016 saw tripling in use and increase in referral of at-risk patients to early intervention
U.S. health care workers have been sent new testing guidelines for novel coronavirus after the nation's first case of a patient with an unknown source of infection

CDC Broadens Testing Guidelines for Coronavirus

Agency updates recommendations for evaluating and reporting persons under investigation